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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • Indonesian Quarterly accepts exclusively manuscripts written in English.
  • Manuscripts should be between 4,000-5,000 words.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx). The manuscript can be typed in Garamond font, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing, on A4-sized paper (with a margin of 3 cm on all sides).
  • The referencing system must be done in footnotes using the Chicago manual of style of referencing.
  • Must include a 150-200-word abstract (include problems, purposes, methods, and findings).
  • Abstract is accompanied by key words (4-5 key words).
  • Tables and figures must be numbered according to its order, entitled according to its content, and complemented with source.
  • The IQ is primarily printed in black and white unless there is a very compelling reason to request color printing of certain figures. Therefore, all figures should be prepared in black and white format only.
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  • All manuscripts are anonymously reviewed by peer reviewers appointed by the editorial board based on their field of expertise. The corresponding authors are given the opportunity to revise their manuscripts based on the recommendations and comments from the peer reviewers and/or editorial board. The decision of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be communicated in writing via email.


Further Guidelines to Consider:

  • We encourage that the article title be specific and effective, with a length not exceeding fifteen (15) words or two lines. The title should be typed in Garamond font, size 14, with 1.5 line spacing, and in bold typography.
  • We encourage that the Abstract and Keywords be typed in Garamond font, size 10, with 1.0 line spacing, and in italic typography.
  • Authors are expected to provide their personal information, including full name, affiliated organization/institution (such as department, research centre/study group, and university), contact telephone number, and email address for the Editor on the manuscript submission page.
  • The structure of the article should be clearly outlined in four main sections, as follows:
  • Introduction:

o     Includes at least the general background, problem statement (derived from the disparity between reality/empirical conditions and ideal conditions), research gap (derived from a literature review of previous studies on the topic), research questions, the author's main arguments, and the purpose of writing the article.

  • Analytical Framework:

o     Contains the conceptual approach/perspective that will be used to analyse the case or topic under discussion. The term "analytical framework" can be adjusted or replaced with concepts/terminologies that reflects the conceptual framework being used.

  • Discussion:

o     Presents an analysis of the case/topic under discussion based on the established analytical framework. The subsections within the discussion should be organized according to the elements/components/variables in the analytical framework. Authors may also include independent/separate sections to address topics that cannot be incorporated into other subsections. In this section, authors should clearly provide answers to the questions posed in the Introduction.

  • Conclusion:

o     The conclusion section should not contain repetition or excerpts from the discussion section. It restates the problem of the case/topic, the author's arguments, and the author's findings in a concise and compact manner. Additionally, authors are required to provide recommendations or policy suggestions regarding the discussed case/topic.

  • For samples of Chicago style footnote citation, we encourage authors to follow closely the provisions below:


  • First citation:
  • Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), 52.
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • Ward and Burns, War, 59–61.

Chapter in a Book:

  • First citation:
  • John D. Kelly, et al, "Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War," in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly, et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 77.
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • Kelly, "Seeing Red," 81–82.

Journal Article (Print):

  • First citation:
  • Joshua I. Weinstein, "The Market in Plato's Republic," Classical Philology 104 (2009): 440.
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • Weinstein, "Plato's Republic," 452–53.

Journal Article (Online):

  • First citation:
  • Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts, "Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network," American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 411, doi:10.1086/599247.
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • Kossinets and Watts, "Origins of Homophily," 439.

Online News Article:

  • First citation:
  • Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear, "Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote," New York Times, February 27, 2010,
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • Stolberg and Pear, "Wary Centrists."


  • First citation:
  • "Google Privacy Policy," last modified March 11, 2009,
  • Subsequent citation (Ibid):
  • "Google Privacy Policy."


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